Music, amongst other topics

The story of Openwhyd

Adrien Joly
Apr 1, 2017 · 9 min read

2010 — “There is always a connection”

Prototype made in December 2010. Do you understand what it’s for, and how to use it? ;-)

2011 — “Express yourself about subjects you like”

This is how whyd.com’s homepage looked like in March 2011
…and this was the main user experience, after logging in! Do you get it, now? ;-)

Summer of 2011 — Loïck joins the team as UI designer

A Whyd topic page, as of October 2011
Our friends at Dotcloud kindly shared their awesome office space in San Francisco with us, for a few days!

2012 — New beginnings

New design: more visual, less noisy.

Mid-2012 — “All your streaming music in one place”

June 2012: first working prototype of “Whyd Music”
Tony became well known and loved by our users!
Good user retention stats!

2013 — Growing and hustling

Spring of 2013: a well-needed re-design.

2014 — Damien, and Whyd on the iPhone

Our walls were full of Loïcks’ sketches!
This is how whyd.com (now openwhyd.org) looked before pivot.

Late 2014 — A change of focus

Whyd’s new focus: a smart — and awesomely designed — speaker.

Mid-2016 — Giving the keys back to the community

Want to get involved?

Three of our open-sources projects, on GitHub

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Openwhyd

A platform to collect & share musical gems from YouTube, SoundCloud & more

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Openwhyd

Openwhyd

A platform to collect & share musical gems from YouTube, SoundCloud & more